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Two P&A Students Win Second Prize in JSPG-AAAS Paper Competition

August 31, 2021

demarchi_sears.jpgPhysics & Astronomy PhD students Lindsay DeMarchi and Huei Sears, along with their collaborators Kaylee Henry and Ranya Virk, have won second place in the Journal of Science Policy & Governance and the American Association for the Advancement of Science [JSPG-AAAS] policy position paper competition this August.

Co-first authors Henry and Virk are members of the Biomedical Engineering Department and co-authors DeMarchi and Sears are part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), all at Northwestern University.

The paper, titled “A Call to Diversify the Lingua Franca of Academic STEM Communities,” raises the issue that STEM academia lacks linguistic diversity and looks to move the academy into the future by creating infrastructure for multilingual publishing and ultimately redefining professionalism in STEM-related fields. The authors argue that all science papers should be published in at least two languages and funding should be offered to finance those translation services.

The article is available in English as well as Arabic, French, Greek, Hindi, and Spanish here

The full journal issue is available here

Congratulations, Huei and Lindsay, on this fantastic achievement in increasing STEM linguistic diversity!

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